The Homemade Music Movement has grown from the roots of the Mail Art Movement, and in order to pay due respect and acknowledge these origins, I propose an international EMAIL audio art project in which contributors will send to me a one-minute miniature audio work in mp3 format (plus visual works if desired) attached to an email. These works will be published together in volumes online.
This is Volume 3 of the International Email Audio Art Project (a HalTapes label release), consisting of 60 contributions, by these artists:
01) Jan Kees Helms
02) Crank Sturgeon
43) Yoshihiro Kikuchi
A Crying Bug
44) Anton Mobin
Ne Pas Plier
45) Hand Job Noizetalgik
Rue Joseph II
46) Montreal Nintendo Orkestar
A Thick Liquid Metallic Hydrogen Layer
47) Nils Rostad
48) The Uh...
wait..it's on the tape here somewhere
50) John David Eriksen
51) David Wampole (WAMPO)
52) Ben Presto
Silenzio fuori ordinanza
53) Ken Clinger (with words by Hal McGee)
54) Jos Smolders
Bed plus Dub easy2 version 6 MAIL ART
55) Don Haugen
Education of Desire
56) Mouse and Sequencers
Under the sea (let's try to think about him)
57) will soderberg
58) Five Finger Discount
Live 2010-06-23, Ypsilanti, MI (Excerpt)
59) Corporal Robot Lips
Death By Acorn Breath
60) Eli Elliott
You can download all of the titles at once in a zip file. In the upper left corner of the IEAAP Volume 3 page there is a link that says VBR Zip. Click on that link and you can download the entire compilation to your computer.
You can listen in streaming audio and download Volume 1 of the International Email Audio Art Project here:
You can listen to and download Volume 2 here:
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Open call to contribute. Anyone and everyone is invited to participate in the International Email Audio Art Project.
send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
with the subject Email Audio Art Project
attach to the email one mp3 file of a one-minute (60 seconds exactly) audio work
in the email state this information:
Name of the artist
Title of the audio work
Contact address (email address or website). This address will be published.
Audio works longer than one minute (60 seconds exactly) or less than 30 seconds (a half minute) will be rejected.
Audio works must be in mp3 format. All other formats will be rejected.
Send only one audio work. If you send more than one with an email all of your recordings will be rejected.
mp3s should be of the highest quality possible. 44.1 kHz, 320 kbps mp3 recommended.
Visual artworks are also being accepted. Visual art must be in jpeg format, and must not exceed 500 KB in size. All formats other than jpeg will be rejected. Send only one visual artwork.
Any and all styles, themes and content will be accepted.
These themes, styles, ideas and keywords are suggested and encouraged: mail art, postal art, correspondence art, collaboration, collage, chance process, DIY, homemade music, experimental music, electronic music, noise, field recordings, cut-ups, lo-fi, lo-tech, circuit bending, hacking, punk folk, compilation, anarcho-libertarianism, art of the everyday, fluxus, spoken word, spontaneous poetics, guerilla and street music, uncovering the latent potentials of the Internet for networking, cultural inclusivity and openness and interactivity.
All audio and visual artworks will be published exclusively online at the Internet Archive. As soon as I receive 60 minutes of audio material I will create a special page on the Internet Archive and will publish a volume of the project. Audio and visual works will be added to the project volumes in the order that they are received. Each time that I collect 60 minutes of audio I will publish a new volume.
Individuals, whether as a solo artist, or as a member of a duo or group, are allowed to contribute one time on each volume of the project.
This project will terminate on April 1, 2011. No contributions will be accepted after that date.
This project was created and is curated by Hal McGee: It is my fondest hope that this project will promote contact, networking, exchange of sounds and ideas among audio artists all over Planet Earth.